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Harmonic (PDF)

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The term “harmonic” has many applications in music. One definition would be relating to vibrations that are produced as the direct result of vibrations occurring from a nearby body (aka “sympathetic vibrations”) Harmonic may also refer to the tonal component of a complex sound.

The Harmonic hat is constructed by first working flat (in rows) for the bottom band and then joining to work in the round. The colorwork band serves aesthetic and practical functions. It adds visual appeal to the finished design and interest during the knitting process. The more practical aspect is that the colorwork creates a denser fabric, which provides added warmth around the wearer’s ears.

Before you begin, decide which cast on and bind off/seaming method you wish to use. For a smooth seamless look you will want to start by using a provisional cast on and then later graft your stitches together once you complete the brim color chart. If you don’t mind a seam at the back of the hat then simply cast on and bind off using your preferred method and sew the two ends together. I personally like having a seam to mark the back of the hat, so I chose to work a long tail cast on, a sewn bind off, and then seam the ends to form a round.

Description

Yarn
Main Color (MC)
1 (1, 2) skeins Karabella Aurora 4, [100% extrafine merino wool; 196 yd/180 m; 50 g; sport weight], Color #1148

Coordinating Color (CC)
1 (1, 1) skeins Karabella Aurora 4, [100% extrafine merino wool; 196 yd/180 m; 50 g; sport weight], Color #26

Sizes
Finished Size: 18.5 (20, 21) inches
To Fit Size: 19.5–21.5 (21–23, 22–24) inches

Needles
US size 3/3.25mm 16” circular or straight,
or 1 size smaller than main needle.
US size 4/3.5mm 16” circular and dpns,
or preferred needles for working in the rnd.
Adjust needles as necessary to obtain gauge.

Gauge
28 sts & 30 rows = 4” in fairisle pattern (stockinette stitch) on size 3/3.25mm needles.
28 sts & 30 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch in the round on size 4/3.5 mm needles.

Extras
4 Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

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